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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the cases of Covid-19 rise in Brazil, indigenous leaders and those who work with the many indigenous communities in the country are extremely worried about what will happen if the virus reaches the reservations....
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Bolsonaro government has stirred up criticism with its stance on Brazil’s indigenous communities. Many say that his administration is providing the tools for the genocide of uncontacted indigenous tribes. On Friday (October 4th) a group...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly four thousand indigenous from several ethnicities around Brazil are camping out in Brasilia until Friday to participate in Terra Livre (Free Land), an annual gathering in defense of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian minister in charge of political relations in the Bolsonaro’s Administration with Congress, General Santos Cruz, and National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) President, Franklimberg de Freitas, are scheduled to visit...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian National Indian Foundation (Funai) announced on Monday that it requested the presence of Brazil’s Military Police and Army working in the Amazon region after armed men attacked...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rumors of a massacre of indigenous in an isolated tribe in the heart of the Amazon forest has led the Brazilian government to launch an investigation into the actions of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Indigenous rights experts, including the United Nation Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, stated on Thursday (June 8th) that the rights of the indigenous are...
By Mariana Simoes, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Hundreds of indigenous people hailing from over thirty different tribes across the country made their way Brasília for a week of protests against the proposed constitutional amendment PEC 215. Outside Congress under...

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